**If you have evidence that I am not in the Body of Christ, please present it. **
#1: You are arguing against what the Body of Christ teaches.
Since when is the RC Magisterium the “Body of Christ”??
That is a very sad, but extremely avoidable, error.
They prayed for men supposedly in mortal sin and idolatry.
They did absolutely no such thing. Judas Maccabee recognized that those who were fighting probably didn’t realize that wearing supertitious amulets was against God.
You might be reading a different 2 Maccabees than I am. Here is a link to the chapter:
Judas recognized that the soldiers did not know that they were wearing idols?
He recognized something far different than what you claim:
“But under the tunic of each of the dead they found amulets sacred to the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbids the Jews to wear. So it was clear to all that this was why these men had been slain.”
This implies VENIAL sin. There’s no implication of mortal sin.
2 Maccabees says that all these men were killed BECAUSE of that sin.
The text is clear that these men did indeed know what they were doing. Idolatry is a mortal sin in historical Catholicism. If the modern RCC has recently changed that, I don’t know.
Actually, the sin was more mortal than most: they were KILLED for it.
Especially since he offers money to the Church for their sake.
Yes. He crossed his fingers and had high hopes that that posthumous sacrifice would convince God to save the idolators.
Recorded errors are errors still regardless if they are done by Judas, Peter, John, Moses, etc…
Why would he pray for them and get an indulgence for them if he did not believe they were in Purgatory?
The text tells us:
“…he had the resurrection of the dead in view; for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been useless and foolish to pray for them in death.”
Judas did what he did for their resurrection of the dead, not any “purgatory.”
Good Catholics do not pray for the dead and offer sacrifice for the dead so they will be raised. It is RC doctrine that the only ones that can be benefitted from all this prayer and sacrifice are those who they already believe will be raised.
Not so for Judas.